Alliance Data Systems Corporation (NYSE: ADS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15.02 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Alliance Data Systems Corporation is 262.37 (with a change from open of -0.82%), this in conjunction with a target price of 272.52. Volume today has so far reached 3030, with an average volume of about 654.7. The GAP for this stock, is -0.01%.
The P/E ratio is 35.01, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.36. The current EPS for Alliance Data Systems Corporation, is 7.56, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -17.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 15.79%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Alliance Data Systems Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 15.34% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 12.29%. Quarter over quarter is 10.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 12.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 6.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 17.60%.
Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 2.90% and institutional ownership is 99.10%. Shares outstanding is 56.76, while shares float is at a value of 54.22. Float short for Alliance Data Systems Corporation is 6.55% and the short ratio is 5.43.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 7.33, while the total debt/equity comes to 9.14. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 2.1. The most recent gross margin is 41.20% and their operating margin is 17.40%. The profit margin is 6.00%.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.80%, and on investment, 6.70%. Return on equity is 26.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.85. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.05, with Price/book ratio coming to 10.94 and Price/cash is 8.04, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.05.
The simple moving averages are 1.56% and 11.55% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -1.46% and the 52 week low is 35.47%.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.79%, with a current price of 262.37. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 13.70%. This is in an industry, Business Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Alliance Data Systems Corporation is based in USA.
Performance in the Business Services industry means that Alliance Data Systems Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 4.03%, with performance for the month coming to 7.42%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 10.75%, and for the half year the performance is 26.33%. Volatility for this week is 1.67% and for the month this is 1.92%.
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